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Quest : the essence of humanity

Author: Charles A Pasternak
Publisher: Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2003.
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From Homer to Star Wars humans have been driven by quest. Ever since man first walked he has sought for food and shelter, for knowledge, for wealth, and adventure. It has been the driving force behind human development, the inspiration for exploration, for discovery and for the development of great civilisations. It is in man's very nature to seek, not just for basic needs or personal comfort, but also beyond his  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pasternak, Charles A. (Charles Alexander).
Quest.
Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2003
(OCoLC)604951665
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Pasternak
ISBN: 0470851449 9780470851449
OCLC Number: 51965391
Description: xviii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Evolution: the genetic basis of quest --
Unity and diversity in living organisms --
Plants and microbes: the origin of vision --
Animals and man: development of human attributes --
Domination: the consequences of human quest --
Out of Africa: exploration and expansion --
The ladder: adversity and achievement --
Civilisation1: towns and temples --
Civilisation 2: communication and culture --
Technology: war and welfare --
Religion: belief and dogma --
Science: explanation and experimentation --
Controversy: current quest --
Tinkering with genes1: GM foods --
Tinkering with genes 2: GM people --
Extinction or survival of Homo quaerens?
Other Titles: Essence of humanity
Responsibility: Charles Pasternak.
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An intriguing work of history, philosophy, and popular science that explores the human desire to quest. Scientists continually look for the genetic factors that make humans so very different in  Read more...

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" I can recommend Quest: The Essence of Humanity...one of the most thought-provoking books to come my way for some time " (The Sunday Telegraph., 20 July 2003) " fluent, fast-moving Quest is Read more...

 
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